Good news is that Puff the Magic (tom) is finally strutting, puffing up, gobbling and walking around like he might actually mean to do his manly duties in the near future. Girls aren't sure what to make of it.
Eggs under the broody Australorp are still doing fine. They won't hatch by my youngest's birthday (the 29th) but should in a few weeks.
*Edited to add: I think I might rename her "Black Betty" because "Black Betty had a child! Bam-ba-lam!"
Originally, I had another Australorp named "Black Betty" but rehoming her left me with "Bam-ba-lam" and "Cleopatra Schwartz", who was supposed to be a Jersey Giant but isn't much bigger as yet than the Australorps. I'd rather not rename Cleopatra, so I guess I'll wait and name Black Betty's children "Bam-ba-lam" and other assorted colorful names.
I get so lost on your names, lol! I know the song tho Love your names, though they are always unique!
I am with out a tom in my Midgets, Gonzo found the stupid burning bush and my assumption is he dined on berries on that nasty bush. He went from vibrant and healthy in the morning to shivering, sweating and died in the middle of the night. I was just devastated. Its the only explaination I can find for the sudden illness and death. He was a very sweet tom, and my favorite heritage tom by far. After my hysterics and loss of my beautiful tom, they are removed.. too late. I am on a rampage again about poisonous plants and bushes on our land, and taking it on myself, hoping I don't tear up the tractor removing them! DH saw me ramming the bushes and used the box blade to take them out. Too late for my Gonzo. I have got so cautious about plants here if I can't identify it, it goes, period. Several stumps I have hand sawed the japanese yew off! They are all getting replaced with safe berry bushes. RIP my Gonzo, you were awesome my buddy.